At least four people were reportedly injured after police resorted to layhicharge and used water cannons on Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's supporters protesting against his detention on Sunday.
India and Pakistan talks must go on, said Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Shabir Shah on Saturday as he left for Delhi to attend Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz`s reception party on Sunday.
Pakistan on Saturday decided to call-off Indo-Pak NSA-level talks which were scheduled for Sunday, stating it has come to the conclusion that the NSA talks would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions laid down by India. Here are the live updates:
Despite a diplomatic tussle between Islamabad and New Delhi over the Pakistan High Commission's invite to them, a section of Hurriyat Conference leaders are keen to meet National Security Advisor Sartaz Aziz when he arrives here for talks with his Indian counterpartAjit Doval on August 23.
A day after Islamabad announced that the country's national security advisor Sartaj Aziz will meet Hurriyat Conference leaders during the two-day meeting of the National Security Advisors (NSA) of the two countries in New Delhi, India has issued an advisory to Pakistan.
Unfazed by India's strong reservations, Pakistan today said it will go ahead with its engagement with Kashmiri separatist leaders when National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz goes to New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Sunday.
In a flip-flop by the government, Kashmiri separatist leaders were released on Thursday afternoon, just hours after being detained ahead of their planned meet with Pakistani National Security Advisor Sartaz Aziz later this week in Delhi.
The Indian government on Thursday sent across a message to Pakistan, which has invited Kashmiri separatists to Delhi this week for a meeting with its National Security Advisor Sartaz Aziz, by arresting or placing under house arrest separatist leaders.
The Congress on Wednesday to dismiss the invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders to meet Sartaj Aziz during his visit for NSA-level talks here next week, and questioned the Modi government over its policy towards Pakistan and terrorism.
Apparently irked over the Pakistan High Commission's invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders to meet its NSA Sartaj Aziz when he is here on August 23 to hold talks on terror, India on Wednesday said that it "respond appropriately" if the Pakistanis go ahead with the meeting with them.
Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said the Pakistan envoy in New Delhi has invited them for talks with Pakistan National Advisor Sartaj Aziz before he holds talks with his Indian counterpart.
In a move which is likely to vitiate the political atmosphere ahead of the scheduled NSA level talks between the two countries, Pakistan High Commission has invited Kashmiri separatist leaders for a meeting with its NSA Sartaj Aziz during his upcoming India visit.